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David Bryan Holmes was a creative visual artist. Born in 1936, David Bryan Holmes passed away in 1994. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Yu-Chian Chia, William Geldart, Thomas Almberg, Helmut Ackerman, and Clare Cryan.

Further Biographical Context for David Bryan Holmes

David Bryan Holmes was born in 1936 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.


David Bryan Holmes
Medium: Oil on Linen
Size: 16 in x 20 in 

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